Nigeria: Spectranet Launches 4G LTE Wireless Internet Services


Following the mandate from the newly released broadband policy by the Federal Government that service providers operating in the country should migrate to Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, Internet Services Provider (ISP), Spectranet Limited has announced the launch of its 4G LTE Internet Wireless Broadband Network.

Spectranet became the first ISP to launch 4G LTE for in Nigeria.
Announcing the launch of its 4G LTE in Lagos this week, its Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Atul Ojha, said: “Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) technology will provide higher bandwidth delivery and allows customers to stream the movies, music, pictures, and much more, at faster speed than the WIMAX technology, which it hitherto operates."

He said the company has commenced the migration of its customers from WIMAX technology platform to 4G LTE platform, to enable its customers enjoy the huge benefits of the new technology, which he said, was being widely adopted globally. Migration from WIMAX technology to LTE, he said, would be done on cluster bases.

He further explained that henceforth, new customers would be placed on the 4G LTE platform to enable them enjoy high speed Internet service from Spectranet. He explained that existing customers would not experience any form of hitch, during the transition period.

“4G LTE, Internet Wireless Broadband Network has been making strides globally and now we have brought it to Nigeria. 4G LTE has registered highest growth globally across various technologies and offers cutting edge experience to users. This Broadband Wireless Internet Services in Nigeria is being delivered by Spectranet on the most advanced technology which is fast and reliable”, Ojha said.

“In addition to the technology, Spectranet’s commitment towards customer centricity, reliability, flexibility, responsiveness, innovative products and services will herald a new and exciting experience for customers in Nigeria”. Based on the pattern of usage, the company offers high bandwidth of up to 4 Megabytes and above with data downloads as high as 30 Gigabytes and above.

According to Spectranet's Director, Ezekiel Fatoye:  “Today, reliable and fast access to the internet is no more a luxury but a necessity, and broadband penetration has a direct impact on country’s growth, proved time and again in many countries and across continents. We at Spectranet are committed to bring “Best in Class” Internet Services to our country and help customers to experience and enjoy what the world is experiencing and enjoying."

He said the company had its plans to satisfy every customer ranging from corporates to individuals and that the company was committed to bringing great value to every user in Nigeria. Initially available across Lagos, Fatoye said Spectranet had completed deployment across Lagos, and would soon extend  coverage to Abuja and Ibadan, and subsequently to other states across the country.